No because that would.....ah how can I put it.....detrimental to his causeAnd I say that a strong commander who has defeated his most terrible enemy, his own evil desires, would be willing to do so even when it WOULD be detrimental to his cause to do so.
and he would simply be exploited by someone with less...shall we say bleeding hearted ideals
However you are ignoring that the best way to do this is simply to winReducing the death and destruction in the war is a far more important goal than winning, no matter how important you may believe winning is.
And if he then loses because he gives up all advantage to practice free love and peace?Lest he be considered an evil brute by future people who have proven that his "just" cause was actually evil, and in order to teach by setting an example for future warriors
What is he then?
Whoa I never said total warNo matter how much he wants to wage an all-out total war to make sure that HIS cause wins.
total war is a completely different kettle of fish
As I said before the best commander is one who minimises casualties within the stategic framework
Neither pascifist nor butcher
You are merely assuming that a commander must be a sadistic butcher if they don't fit you goody two shows soldier mould
That is certainly not the case
I have only seen R1Euphemia was the strongest commander in Code Geass
from that she appeared weak and indecisive and wholly unfit for any military uniform
For this you would not only need a hugely decisive tactical/military advantage but also a hugely numerical advantage and pretty inept enemytheoretically open the war with an attack which captured alive the entire armed forces and military and government leaders of the enemy side and thus forced them to agree to this terms.
Think how well Guarded the President of the USA is
now imagine trying to capture him
All the US Generals, Admirals, Senators, Congressmen and everyone else vital to the country as wall as every soldier and fighter
Frankly that is a pipe dream
If you had that kind of superiority over your opponent then you could just steamroll the opposition in a few minutes